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Greek Crisis Underscores Value Of Cloud In Startup Ecosystem

The Parthenon in Athens. There was a ton of fallout as the Greek economic crisis worsened this week week and the country struggled to come up with answers to its growing predicament. As Alexia Tsotsis explained  in an article on TechCrunch earlier this week: This week, the Syriza government failed in negotiations to receive a tranche of bailout money in time to make a $1.7 billion IMF payment on June 30th. Instead… Read More

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week in tech, we got introduced to Apple Music, learned that Microsoft and AOL will enter a partnership, and much more. These are the stories to catch you up on this week’s news. Read More

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The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century

Work, Ford Madox Brown Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with the term and expecting huge shortages of skilled workers. Read More

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John Sculley On Drawing The Mac Phone For Steve Jobs

john sculley We had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive — John Sculley and David Steinberg — last week to talk a bit about their online marketing service. But Sculley isn’t just known for that company, or the ones that came just before it where he worked with Steinberg. He also had a stint running Apple, coming from running Pepsi in the middle of its… Read More

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Startup Sues A Domain Name Owner To Grab A 16-Year-Old URL

Bully2 Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. One of those, workbetter.com, he purchased in 1999 and it has been available on his site for years. In late April 2014 a company, OfficeLinks, approached him about buying the domain for use as a URL for their co-working space. @jasonkneen @hjmehta Jason: We're sorry about… Read More

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Get Your Tickets To The TechCrunch 10th Anniversary Party At TOA Berlin

tc10-post3 Berlin, du bist so wunderbar! We’re hosting the Closing Party in honour of our 10th Anniversary at Tech Open Air Berlin! So please grab your tickets and come along. We will release public tickets step by step, starting with the first 500 today. In true Berlin style, we’ll be wrapping up this year’s festival at Chalet, an iconic Berlin venue set in a magic 150-year-old building… Read More

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Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies From Cheesy Gift Baskets

Gemnote packaging This may come as a surprise to anyone who has ever received a rattan basket packed with novelty cheese logs, but corporate gifts are a huge business. According to research from the Advertising Specialty Institute, U.S. companies spend about $19 billion a year sending swag to clients and employees. Gemnote, which just launched from Y Combinator, gives companies an alternative. Read More

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Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

draper esprit DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More

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Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial Confirms Series A Funding At $45-$50B Valuation

ant financial Alibaba affiliate company Ant Financial confirmed today that it closed a Series A funding round which includes investment from China’s largest pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Read More

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Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request

Julian Assange WikiLeaks It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documents related to France and Germany. We learned that the NSA monitored French presidents and officials, spied on top French companies and eavesdropped Angela Merkel for sure. Read More

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